Indiana city considers food & beverage tax to help fund police, fire departments

  • Source: WXIN-TV FOX 59 Indianapolis
  • Published: 11/26/2019 12:00 AM

The Greenwood City Council is considering a new food and beverage tax to bolster staffing levels at city departments, specifically the police and fire departments. The plan for a 1% food and beverage tax was made possible earlier this year when state lawmakers passed a bill that authorizes Greenwood and several other communities to impose such a tax. Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers and other city leaders hope the money raised by the tax will ultimately help increase the number of police officers and firefighters working throughout the city. “The revenue generated – much of it from our city’s growing number of visitors – will provide critical funding for quality of life, economic development and public safety initiatives,” Myers said in a statement.


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